Week One: And they are Off!

It’s that time again!! This Wednesday (TOMORROW!), May 18, 2:30-6:30pm, Crossroads Farmers Market will kick off our 5th season bringing fresh, local, healthy foods to the Takoma/Langley community. We’ve had an incredibly fruitful and fulfilling “off-season” (“off” being a relative term!), and are thrilled to bring that momentum back to 7676 New Hampshire Ave. Please join us in celebrating the first of 24 exciting and delicious weeks!

Check out our website for updates on our winter activities, including the development of a statewide farmers market network, continuing our Urban Farmer Training Program with ECO City Farms, facilitating farm-to-table programming at Rolling Terrace Elementary School, SNAP (food stamp) outreach, and more!

Curious what’s in store for this season? Some highlights:

Vendors
This season’s line-up of local producers and growers is our largest and most diverse to date. We’ll have some new faces, many familiar ones, and a wealth of delicious options!
ECO City Farms, Edmonston, MD- fruits, veggies, greens, and shoots grown using organic methods on a 1-acre urban farm in Prince George’s County
Musachio Produce Farm, Ridgely, MD- delicious fruits and vegetables from MD’s Eastern Shore
Sligo Creek Farm, Silver Spring, MD- Certified Organic fruits, vegetables, and eggs grown just around the corner
Tuckey’s Mountain Grown Berries, Fruits, and Vegetables, Biglerville, PA- a wonderful mix of fruits and vegetables
Valle Produce, Montross, VA- fruits, vegetables, and Central American herbs
Jose Castillo, Riverdale Park, Maryland- honey (beginning in July)
Painted Hand Farm (NEW!), Newburg, PA- naturally browsed meat goats, humanely raised veal, grass fed beef, pastured poultry
Cuzco Restaurant (NEW!)- Hyattsville, MD- Salvadoran and Peruvian prepared foods
La Chapina Bakery, Hyattsville, MD- Guatemalan cookies and breads
Just Peachy Organics (NEW!), Bowie, MD- handcrafted, organic skincare products
Mireya’s Joyeria (NEW)!)- Takoma Park, MD- handcrafted, Colombian-inspired jewelry
Crossroads Summer Concert Series/Community Corner
– We’re excited to continue our summer concert series, a free weekly performance of live music from local musicians, sharing sound from around the world.
– We’ll also be inaugurating our Community Corner, a weekly booth with representatives from a community organization or business.
… and more!

We’ll keep you updated with produce lists, special events, and recipes. In the meantime, we hope you’ll come out this Wednesday to say hi, enjoy the fresh tastes of spring, and help us celebrate the beginning of another market season!

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